How to Select a Cattery for Your Feline Friend


Although cats are independent creatures, they still need to be cared for if you are going to be away from home more than a day or two. Many boarding kennels also have catteries where you can leave your feline friend while you’re away from home. To make sure your cat will be safe when they are away from you, you should inspect the catteries where you may leave your kitty.

Safe and Secure

When selecting a cattery, you should go to each one on your list to inspect the area where he or she will be housed. If the location is also a boarding kennel for dogs, the cats should be kept in a completely separate area so they are not frightened or agitated by the sight or scent of a canine. Even if they are in a separate area of the same building, hearing a dog bark can be stressful for some cats.

Your cat should have some freedom of movement when they are staying at a cattery, so you will want to inspect the area where they will be spending the most time. Many catteries, such as the one at Lincoln Boarding Kennels, have pens that cats stay in, rather than cages or crates. This allows the cats to move around, stretch and play when they are in the pens. Just make sure they also have a small structure in the pen where they can sleep.

Cattery Staff

The cattery should be sufficiently staffed so your cat will have some human interaction during their stay. The staff should be able and willing to answer any questions you have about boarding your cat with them. In addition, you should be able to visit the cattery to see how the staff interacts with their feline guests, so you know you can trust them with your cat.


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